EFT also known as "Tapping" has been used to treat the emotional trauma caused by a stroke.
Stroke survivors can experience different types of emotional disorders such as depression, anxiety or a condition called pseudobulbar affect that causes involuntary emotional displays such as crying or laughing.
EFT or tapping is an emotional healing process that involves tapping with the fingertips on some of the same points that acupuncturists may put needles. EFT is a kind of emotional acupuncture but instead of using needles you can tap on yourself with your own fingertips. The self-tapping on these “acupoints" stimulates the energy meridian system, and releases unwanted negative emotions as well as physical pain and discomfort.
According to foundational EFT theory, “The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body's energy system." When you focus your thoughts on an emotional issue while tapping on the acupoints, you calm your body's energy meridian system. As a result, the impact of the negative emotional issue tends to lessen – or disappear completely.